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Jean Seberg

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1938 - 1979

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The actress Jean Seberg was born in Marshalltown, Iowa.
She made her film debut at the age of 19 and impersonated the title role in the American production "Saint Joan" (57).

She became famous with it overnight and made her next film again with director Otto Preminger - "Bonjour tristesse" (58).

After the movie "The Mouse That Roared" (59) with Peter Sellers followed her greatest triumph with Jean-Luc Godard's "A bout de souffle" (60). Jean Seberg and her film partner Jean-Paul Belmondo became stars, the movie itself went into film history.

Jean Seberg became an international actress in the next years who appeared in Europe as well as in the USA.
To her movies of the 60's belong "Les grandes personnes" (61), "In the French Style" (63), "Echappement libre - Der Boss hat sich was ausgedacht" (64) - again with Jean-Paul Belmondo, "Lilith" (64) - with an impressive Jean Seberg in the title role, "Diamantenbillard" (65), "La ligne de démarcation" (66), "A Fine Madness" (66) with Sean Connery, "La route de Corinthe" (67) and the western "Paint Your Waggon" (69) with Clint Eastwood.

In the 70's followed well-known movies like "Airport" (70), "Macho Callahan" (70), "Camorra" (72), "L'attentat" (72), "Die grosse Ekstase" (75), "Die Wildente" (76) and "Le bleu des origines" (79).

In private she got involved for the "Black Panther" movement and got into critics in the USA, she even was put under surveillance by the FBI.

On the 8th of September 1979 she was found dead in her car, diagnosis: overdose of sleeping pills.

Sean Seberg war married four times, e.g. with the directors François Moreuil and Dennis Berry as well as writer Romain Gary.
 

Other movies with Jean Seberg: 
Let No Man Write My Epitaph (60) La récréation (60) L'amant de cinq jours (61) Congo vivo (62) Les plus belles escroqueries du monde: Le grand Escroq" (64) Moment to Moment (65) Estouffade à la Caraibe (66) Les oiseaux vont mourir au Pérou (68) Pendulum (69) Ondata di calore (70) Kill! (71) Questa specie d'amore (72) La corrupcion de Chris Miller (73) Mousey (74) Bianchi cavalli d'Agosto (75)

Director & Writer & Producer:
Ballad for Billy the Kid (74)


 
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